No Burning Ordinance May 2021
In May of 2021 in Hernando County there was a No Burning Ordinance in place. This Ordinance was set in motion because with the heat levels being higher than normal and the ground staying dry for longer than normal, there is a higher chance of objects to set fire quicker and faster than they normally do. In Florida we are use to higher than normal heat index and it being dry and humid. With this Ordinance in place it states that there is to be no burning in Hernando County except in the following conditions: Yard waste that meets the requirements below. Agricultural, silvicultural, land-clearing, pile and acreage burning all require a burning authorization from the Florida Forest Service.